Atmore News

It’s Girl Scout Cookie time
Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama (GSSA) introduces a new cookie to its lineup, starting December 26, when it will join classics like Thin Mints®, Caramel deLites, and Shortbread. The new cookie will offer a s’mores-inspired crispy graham cookie double-dipped in a crème icing and enrobed in a chocolaty coating. This clever take on the time-honored campfire treat was developed in response to popular consumer trends. It is vegan and free…
Fire destroys McCullough church
Despite the combined effort of three fire departments, flames raged virtually unchecked through the McCullough community’s oldest church early Friday, December 16, leaving only the brick walls and a mass of fire-warped tin that had been the church’s roof. “It’s pretty far gone,” said James McNeil, a deacon of First Baptist Church, a historically black house of worship that had stood for more than 90 years and has “probably 50-something”…
That’s entertainment!
The Escambia County High School Choir sang several selections at a VIP dinner and concert Tuesday, December 13. This was a fund-raising event for the choir’s New York trip – they’ve been invited to be part of a mass choir for a performance at Carnegie Hall next spring. They recently performed at the Alabama Association of School Boards winter conference in Birmingham and brought the house down. While the choir…
Railroad station grants awarded – Atmore did not apply
Atmore was not included among a list of cities that were awarded federal grants for construction of or enhancement to railroad station facilities, but there’s a good reason for that. The city never applied for the grants. Mayor Jim Staff said this week that city officials decided to take a “wait-and-see” attitude toward preparations for the anticipated restoration of passenger rail service to the Gulf Coast. “We’ve got to have…
5 hurt in crash
Five people were taken to Atmore Community Hospital by ambulance after a two-vehicle crash that occurred around 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 19, at the intersection of Sunset Drive and Alabama Highway 21. Sketchy details from witnesses and emergency personnel at the scene indicate that the driver of a Ford Fusion that was traveling along the western portion of Sunset Drive apparently pulled into the path of a Chevy Uplander van…